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The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture Bishop Robert Barron

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Join Bishop Robert Barron for a weekly podcast on faith and culture. Find more episodes at http://WordOnFireShow.com and submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.com.

    WOF 319: Dante’s Catholic Imagination

    WOF 319: Dante’s Catholic Imagination

    Today we share Lesson 1 from Bishop Barron's latest Word on Fire Institute course titled "Dante's Catholic Imagination." Listen as Bishop Barron leads us on a journey through the life of Dante and his major work, The Divine Comedy, the great literary treasure dedicated to the dynamics of the Christian spiritual life.

    In this first lesson from the course, Bishop Barron introduces us to Dante Alighieri, the thirteenth-century Italian poet who authored the epic poem. This seminal work captures the Catholic imagination of the dynamic afterlife in three distinct sections: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

    Join the Word on Fire Institute today to get access to the rest of this great course!

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    • 20 min
    WOF 318: What Makes Life Meaningful?

    WOF 318: What Makes Life Meaningful?

    What makes life meaningful? What is meaning, and where do we find it? Those are the pressing questions Brandon Vogt and I discuss today on “The Word on Fire Show.” We also recap my conversation with Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Pageau, and John Vervaeke, and highlight two recent surveys dealing with the question of meaning.

    A listener asks whether it's really true that nobody pursues evil for its own sake.
    Links Evangelization and Culture Journal - new issue on “Freedom” “The 4 Horsemen of Meaning” (YouTube) - Bishop Barron, Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Pageau, and John Vervaeke Lifeway Research Poll - “Americans’ Views of Life’s Meaning and Purpose Are Changing” Pew Research Center Poll - “What Makes Life Meaningful? Views From 17 Advanced Economies”
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    • 28 min
    WOF 317: Faith, Science, and Sin

    WOF 317: Faith, Science, and Sin

    Today we share a sample from our new Word on Fire Institute course titled "Faith, Science, and Sin" taught by Dr. Christopher Baglow.
    Dr. Baglow considers the mysteries of the Catholic faith in dialogue with scientific discoveries, allowing us to avoid the shallowness that John Paul II says debases the Gospel and leaves us ashamed before history.
    This course introduces us to some of the richest insights of the Catholic intellectual tradition. We confront the problem of evil amidst God’s good creation and consider these fundamental questions: What makes being human so special? How might modern science become a stepping-stone rather than a stumbling block to understanding what we believe?
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    • 19 min
    WOF 316: Understanding Genesis: Jacob

    WOF 316: Understanding Genesis: Jacob

    Friends, today we continue our "Word on Fire Show" series on how to understand Genesis by focusing on Jacob, the son of Isaac and a patriarch of the ancient Jews.
    How should we understand his early struggle with Esau, the famous "Jacob's ladder," and his mysterious wrestling match and name change? That's what we discuss today.

    A listener asks, why is it that we just got this information from God, from the Bible, only 2,000 years ago? What happened to all those people who lived before the Bible?
    Links Word on Fire Institute
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    • 32 min
    WOF 315: Reclaiming Vatican II

    WOF 315: Reclaiming Vatican II

    During the past five decades, the Second Vatican Council has been alternately celebrated or maligned for its supposed break with tradition and embrace of the modern world.
    But what if we’ve gotten it all wrong?
    Have Catholics—both those who embrace the spirit of Vatican II and those who regard it with suspicion—misunderstood what the council was really about?
    Fr. Blake Britton discovered the truth and beauty of the council while he was in seminary and he has witnessed firsthand the power of its teachings in the life of his own parish.
    In  his new book, Reclaiming Vatican II: What It (Really) Said, What It Means, and How It Calls Us to Renew the Church, Britton presses beyond the political narrative foisted upon the post-conciliar Church and contends that Vatican II was neither conservative nor liberal, but something much more beautiful and challenging.
    Today, Word on Fire Institute Fellow Robert Mixa sits down with Fr. Britton to discuss how Catholics can reclaim the teaching of Vatican II and embrace it as one of our greatest resources for being in the Church in a way that is faithful, engaged, and effective if we answer its radical call to worship and renewal.
    Links Reclaiming Vatican II book - https://wordonfire.org/reclaim
     
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    • 39 min
    WOF 314: Non-Catholic Q&A w/ Bishop Barron

    WOF 314: Non-Catholic Q&A w/ Bishop Barron

    Bishop Barron takes several questions from non-Catholics, including:
    How does the Catholic Church think about sola Scriptura and Bible interpretation? Since we can’t know beyond a reasonable doubt that Christianity is true, why should I become a Christian? Any tips for a Protestant transitioning to Catholicism? Why are some sins considered mortal? Is there a realistic possibility of reuniting the Christian churches, and if not, what are the major stumbling blocks? What is the role of saints? Why aren't they considered to be idols? What is the Catholic view of the apocrypha (deuterocanonical books)? What about apparent contradictions in the Bible? Does this undermine the Bible’s inerrancy?
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    • 33 min

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